CombineNet Hires Former Johnson & Johnson Vice President, Brett Cornell, as Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing

 CombineNet Hires Former Johnson & Johnson Vice President, Brett Cornell, as
                 Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing

Seasoned Consumer Packaged Goods Professional Joins e-Sourcing Leader,
Bringing Expertise in Global Supply Strategy and Spend Management

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CombineNet, Inc., the leading
provider of best-in-class sourcing technology solutions for global supply
chains, announced today that Brett Cornell has joined its executive team as
Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing. Mr. Cornell, who spent more than
20 years at health care products conglomerate and Fortune 50 company Johnson &
Johnson, most recently as Vice President and Category Leader of Global
Packaging Procurement, will be responsible for helping to develop and
influence CombineNet company direction, category strategies, and customer
solutions.

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Mr. Cornell's vast procurement and spend management expertise will be
leveraged across multiple departments at CombineNet – spanning marketing,
sales, account services, and product management – to improve solution
differentiation, enhance the customer experience and deliver maximized value
from CombineNet's offerings.

"We are very excited to welcome Brett Cornell as Senior Vice President of
Strategic Sourcing," said Rich Wilson, CEO of CombineNet. "He brings
executive-level perspective into tackling complex spend categories and driving
innovative procurement practices from his work at one of the world's largest
corporations. His strengths in global supply strategy, procurement leadership,
staff and employee development, as well as supplier relationship management,
are certain to drive excellence throughout our organization and for our
e-sourcing solutions."

"I am thrilled to be joining CombineNet, as it is a dynamic, growing
organization with a strong solution that I believe can change the world of
sourcing" said Mr. Cornell. "CombineNet offers me the opportunity to translate
my procurement and supply chain leadership knowledge into a role where I can
strongly influence how an industry-leading e-sourcing solution can best meet
the needs of today's customer and the challenges that they face."

Throughout his career, Mr. Cornell has demonstrated strategy development
leadership resulting in impressive corporate value creation and cost savings
achievements. Prior to CombineNet, he spent over 20 years at Johnson &
Johnson, most recently as Vice President and Category Leader of Packaging
Procurement, where he provided strategic direction and leadership for global,
corporate-wide packaging procurement teams, managing more than 20 packaging
sub-categories and utilizing over 1,000 suppliers. In that role, he also
developed collaborative relationships with business partners and suppliers
toward improved growth, innovation, and cost-savings, as well as co-led J&J's
Procurement Sustainability Initiative and championed the Procurement
Leadership Development program.

In other capacities at J&J, Mr. Cornell held two positions with J&J Consumer
Europe in Switzerland where he served as Director of Indirect Goods and
Services and as Group Manager for Chemicals. Prior to those posts, he held
several managerial positions at J&J subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

He received his J&J Sustainability Certification in 2011 from the company's
Supply Chain Academy. Mr. Cornell holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from
The Pennsylvania State University.

About CombineNet
CombineNet, Inc. delivers award-winning best-in-class e-sourcing software
solutions through its products CombineNet ASAP® for advanced e-sourcing,
CombineNet Spend Analysis, and CombineNet Contract Management. Using these
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based sourcing products, CombineNet customers can
rapidly adopt proven solutions for increasing spend under management and
improving enterprise spend insights. Now in its twelfth year in business,
CombineNet is known for its track record in driving significant bottom-line
and productivity savings for its clientele which includes: General Mills,
Hershey's, Heinz, Procter & Gamble, Sears, Johnson & Johnson, A.P.
Moller-Maersk, Bayer, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser, and many more
Global 2000 firms. www.combinenet.com

SOURCE CombineNet, Inc.

Website: http://www.combinenet.com
Contact: Jen Bannan, The Bannan Group, jenbannan@thebannangroup.com, +1
412-580-3675
 
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